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Jakarta Post

Weeks after dust has settled on elections, KPU officials under fire for alleged offenses

  • Apriadi Gunawan and Benny Mawel

    The Jakarta Post

Medan and Jayapura   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /  06:29 pm
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"Coklit", the General Elections Commission (KPU) mascot for the June 27, 2018 simultaneous regional elections, promotes voter participation at the KPU headquarters in Jakarta last year.(JP/Rifky Dewandaru)

The Elections Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) ruled on Thursday that Yulhasni, the head of North Sumatra General Elections Commission (KPU Sumut), and Famataro Zai, the head of KPU West Nias, had violated the KPU's code of ethics during the 2019 elections. KPU Sumut commissioner Mulia Banurea confirmed the council's ruling. “All [seven KPU Sumut commissioners] were present when the ruling was read out in Jakarta,” Mulia saidon Thursday. The DKPP also issued a harsh warning to six KPU Sumut commissioners and three commissioners of the regional KPU for West Nias regency, North Sumatra. The ethics review followed a report from Rambe Kamarul Zaman, a Golkar Party member who ran as a House of Representatives legislative candidate, on alleged vote rigging in West Nias. The ruling is the latest t...